Temperature Diurne d'Activité des Males et des Femelles de Lacerta vivipara

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  • 1 1Station biologique de Paimpont, 35380 Plelan le Grand, France

Abstract

Mean body temperature (TC) of Lacerta vivpara ranges from 26°8 to 32° at Paimpont (France). There is a highly significant correlation between environmental temperatures (TS) and body temperatures (TC). The mean body temperature of pregnant females is lower than that of males and non-pregnant females. Also, the regression line TC = f(TS) calculated for pregnant females is different from those calculated for males and non-pregnant females. The possible relations between pregnancy and body temperature are discussed.

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